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We found 7 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 003 near Boston, MA.

Dr. Samir A Melki, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1101 Beacon Street; Suite 6w
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Samir Melki is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Melki is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Georgetown University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Melki include: Worthen Center Award For Excellence In Eyecare; Microbes And Defense Society, Vanderbuilt University; and Chief Resident - Ophthalmology Dept., Georgetown University. Dr. Melki (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. Dr. Melki is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Dr. Peter Augustus Rapoza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Peter Rapoza is an ophthalmologist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Rapoza has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), anterior segment diseases, and dry eyes. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rapoza honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rapoza include: Joseph A Capps Award; Heed Fellowship Award; and Outstanding Faculty Contribution To Residency. He is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rapoza's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Dry Eyes, Cornea Transplant

Dr. Jack Volker Greiner, PhD, MD, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
20 Staniford Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jack Grenier's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Grenier average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Grenier include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Grenier accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grenier is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Grenier's distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Awardee, Research Grant, National Eye Inst.; and Osteopathic Fellow American Acad Ophthalmol. Dr. Grenier's hospital/clinic affiliations include Winchester Hospital and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Grenier's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Nicoletta Fynn-Thompson is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Plymouth, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Fynn-Thompson include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and external eye diseases. Dr. Fynn-Thompson is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Fynn-Thompson is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Intraocular Lens Repositioning, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Bonnie Henderson is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Henderson include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Dartmouth Medical School, she completed her residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Thomsen-Montgomery Scholar. Dr. Henderson is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery

Dr. George T Frangieh, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1155 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA
 

Dr. George Frangieh's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Frangieh an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Frangieh focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His professional affiliations include Norwood Hospital and Faulkner Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frangieh honors. Dr. Frangieh is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He has received the following distinction: Resident Teaching Award at University of Southern California Department of Opthalmology, 1988-1991.. Dr. Frangieh (or staff) speaks Arabic, French, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Hu practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Boston, MA and Framingham, MA. Dr. Hu's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Hu attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Hu has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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What is Refractive Surgery?

Refractive errors are problems in the shape of the eye that prevent light from being focused as it should. Small changes to the shape of the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped layer covering the front of the eye) and length of the eyeball can make vision blurry. Refractive surgery is any surgery on the eye that corrects a refractive error, improving vision and reducing the need for glasses and contacts. The most well-known refractive surgery is LASIK surgery, but there are several kinds.

LASIK surgery uses lasers to reshape the cornea. It can be used to treat most cases of near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. An ophthalmologist cuts away a flap of tissue covering the cornea, then guides a laser to lower or raise the curve of the cornea or to smooth out the surface of one with irregularities. It only takes 10 - 15 minutes per eye, and it is permanent.

LASEK is a very similar procedure that involves a thinner ‘flap’ under which the ophthalmologist operates. It may take slightly longer to heal, but it is a better choice for people with thin corneas.

There are several other kinds of surgery that reshape the cornea, including photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), conductive keratoplasty (CK), and laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK). While these procedures are not always as effective at vision correction as LASIK, they are also not as invasive. Unlike LASIK, they do not involve cutting open the flap of corneal tissue at the beginning of the procedure. PRK trims only the top layer of the cornea, while CK and LTK use heat to create precise scarring that will reshape it. There also may be less risk of side effects.

For severe cases of myopia, or nearsightedness, a procedure called phakic intraocular lenses may be used. These are like an implantable contact lens that is permanently inserted into the eye, in front of the natural lens.

Although an optician can refer patients to a surgeon, refractive surgery can only be performed by an ophthalmologist. A complete eye exam and consultation should always be performed. While recovery may take a few days of discomfort and blurry vision, it can lead to a lifetime free of glasses and contacts.